Sports Shorts

Charvez Stewart runs for a touchdown in a game earlier this season.

Charvez Stewart runs for a touchdown in a game earlier this season.

UM-Flint hockey nips Spartans’ club team

LANSING— The University of Michigan-Flint hockey team took on Michigan State University’s club team, and won, 6-5, in a shootout. Will Dawson was able to find the back of the net on two separate occasions, and was matched by teammate Dan Cowan of Grand Blanc. Nick Manley kicked in with a goal and an assist, with the goal coming on the power play.

Michael Crowder picked up two assists while Burton’s Matthew Murdock, Goodrich’s Jake Brejnak and Dalton Hammond each recorded an assist. Swartz Creek’s Kirk Allen got the win in net for UMFlint, turning aside 35 of the 40 that crossed his path. UM-Flint plays Northwestern on Friday at Iceland Arena. — B.P.

UM-Flint football wrecks Wright State

FLINT — Charvez Stewart rushed for 209 yards and four touchdowns, and the University of Michigan- Flint scored its second straight lopsided victory, 57- 14, over Wright State in a National Club Football Association game Saturday at Atwood Stadium.

Markus Tucker caught six passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns, and also returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown, as the Kodiaks captured the Great Lakes Conference Founders Classic Trophy. UM-Flint is 2-1 in the conference, alone in third place behind Miami of Ohio and Ohio State, both 2-0. The Kodiaks are 3-2 overall and 3-0 at home, outscoring their opponents 140-33 at Atwood.

UM-Flint rolled up 713 total yards, including 506 on the ground. The defense was just as impressive, with nine interceptions, including two by free safety Batters Smith. Smith also had 12 tackles, and Jeremy Schermerhorn kicked six extra points, ran for a twopoint conversion, passed for another and made a touchdown-saving tackle on a Wright State kick return. The Kodiaks will travel to Loyola-Chicago this Saturday for a rematch with a team they beat, 63-0, at home two weeks ago. — D.N.

Football season in full swing

GENESEE COUNTY — The fourth week of action in the Mid Michigan Rural Football League on Sept. 29 included Grand Blanc winning at Lake Fenton 20- 12, Grand Blanc II came out ahead at Bentley, 26-0, Grand Blanc III topped Flushing III, 40-19, at home and Grand Blanc IV lost, 28-14, at Frankenmuth II. In Junior Varsity competition, Grand Blanc edged out a 6-0 decision at Lake Fenton, Grand Blanc II blasted Bentley, 40-13, on the road, Grand Blanc III won, 18- 0, at Fenton III and Grand Blanc IV had a bye. Grand Blanc does not have a varsity squad. Details:— M.S.

Winter is right around the corner

FLINT TWP. — A snowmobile safety class created by the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources is available at Carman-Ainsworth high school on Dec. 13 from 6-9:30 p.m. for $15. This home-study course features required equipment, Michigan’s snowmobile laws, first aid, clothing, safe snowmobile handling and more. Students must be 12 or older by Feb. 1, those who complete this class and pass the written test will be issued a Snowmobile Safety Certificate, and students need to submit their social security number and pick up the class book at either The Learning Community or the Carman-Ainsworth Administration building. Course also includes a follow-up regarding high points and survival skills as taught by Conservation Officers.

All classes offered by the Bendle/Carman- Ainsworth youth enrichment program are open regardless of where you live. Details: 810-591-2880, 810-591-3276 or 810-591-3620. — M.S.

Opportunities open regardless of residency

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth high school will host several adult health and fitness programs currently offered through the Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Adult and Community Education Program. This includes Tai Chi “Meditation in Motion” for $45 on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. from Nov. 14-Jan. 9, and Power Flex Yoga will be held on Tuesdays from 7-7:45 p.m. for $35 on Oct. 30-Nov. 27 or Dec. 4-Jan. 15.

Other options include Gentle Yoga for $30 from Nov. 5-Dec. 4 on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Zumba costs $39 and takes place from Oct. 29- Nov. 26 or Dec. 3-Jan. 14 on Mondays from 7-8 p.m. and Belly Dancing is from 6-7 p.m. on Mondays from Oct. 29-Nov. 26 or Dec. 3- Jan. 14 for $39. There will be no classes during winter break from Dec. 24-Jan. 1. Details: 810-591-2880, 810-591-3276 or 810-591-3620. — M.S.

Lifelong learning link

BURTON — The Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Adult and Community Education program has numerous offerings for Fall 2012 that include Karate for Kids ages four and up for $25 at South Bendle on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13- Jan. 15. Karate for Kids is also available at Woodland from Nov. 15-Jan. 17 on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.

With all classes taught by Black Belt instructors and each course combining Sanchin-Ryu Karate and Self Defense and Project Secure Child (child saftey), other offerings include Karate for Families for anyone ages four and up for $50 at South Bendle from Nov. 13-Jan. 15 on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30. That same class will be available at Woodland from Nov. 15-Jan. 17 on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.

Karate Adults and Teens, which is for students 14 and older, makes up the final martial arts program and will be available for $25 at South Bendle from Nov. 13-Jan. 15 on Tuedays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Woodland from Nov. 15-Jan. 17 on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Also available at Randels Gym from Oct. 11-Nov. 15 is a six-week basketball league for kids in kindergarten through second grade for $35 on Thursday from 6-7 p.m. This program is for all skill levels and is designed to teach athletes the basic skills of the game, how to work as a team and sportsmanship. Details: 810-591- 2880, 810-591-3276 or 810-591-3620. — M.S.

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